Ranchi, Jharkhand | Friday | 08, 2016 :: IIM Ranchi hosted its first Leadership Speak Series named “Aarohan” on January 8, 2016 at Cockerel Auditorium, Dipatoli Cantt, Ranchi. The Idea of this series is to invite Role Models across various fields to come and address the IIM Ranchi community particularly the students. the basic objective of this series is to provide an opportunity for the students to interact with the best of minds from various fields promote intellectual growth and stimulation.
The speaker of the Leadership Series was Lt. Gen. Arun Kumar Sahni, UYSM, SM, VSM, ADC. The occasion was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. Arun Kumar Sahni, along with Prof. Anindya Sen, Director In-charge, IIM Ranchi, & Major General R. Nagraj, GOC, 23 Inf. Division by lighting the lamp.
Brief about the speaker :
Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishist Seva Medal, ADC, an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery, to a self-propelled regiment. On commissioning he was awarded ‘Sword of Honour’ and ‘The President’s Gold Medal’ for standing first in this course.
His career highlights include command of a Self Propelled Regiment in the desert sector, a Mountain Artillery Brigade in Counter Insurgency Sector in Northeast, an Independent Infantry Brigade in Jammu & Kashmir and a Division as part of a Strike Corps, on the western borders. He commanded a Corps in the Northeast. He has held important staff appointments including Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade in Sri Lanka, and Colonel General Staff of a Counter Insurgency Force in Jammu and Kashmir. As Additional Director General Military Operations in the Army Headquarters, he was responsible for force structuring and operational preparedness of the army. He was promoted as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Command on January 1, 2014. He is also a recipient of Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards on two occasions.
The topic of the talk was “Leadership in the Army Tenets for Wider Application” Speaker Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni , during his address, mesmerized the audience with his motivational statement. The audience heard him in rapt attention as he said “Leader is the one who knows the way goes the way and shows the way”.
The Talk was attended by Prof. Anindya Sen, Director In-charge, IIM Ranchi, Major General R. Nagraj, GOC, 23 Inf. Division, Brig. V S Saini (Retd), CAO, IIM Ranchi, Army Officers, Students, Faculty and Staff members of IIM Ranchi. The occasion was concluded with the National Anthem.